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Voters reject school budgets in four districts

School budget voters went to the polls Tuesday for the first time since the state enacted its new two-percent property tax cap.

Locally, the Holland district was able to pass a spending plan that exceeded the cap.

A "super majority" of 60 percent voter approval is needed for passage of budgets above the cap; 65 percent of Holland voters backed the plan.

It was different story in Niagara Wheatfield and Wyoming where voters rejected proposals calling for nearly ten percent tax increases.

Niagara-Wheatfield officials say they now need to cut $2.7 million in spending from next year's budget.

Cheektowaga-Sloan and Wyoming also failed to pass school budgets.